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Columbia College-Chicago Demographics & Diversity

Chicago, Illinois

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Columbia College-Chicago are mainly White with a smaller Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 45% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Columbia College Chicago students
Race Percent of Students
White 55%
Black 15%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 3%
Race Unknown 7%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 38% more female students than male students enrolled at Columbia College Chicago with a gender ratio of 58% women to 42% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Columbia College-Chicago has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Columbia College Chicago students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 42%
Women 58%
Enrollment by gender for Columbia College Chicago students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,870
Women 3,955

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Columbia College-Chicago serves a low number of students outside of Illinois, with 46 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Columbia College Chicago students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 46%
Out of State 50%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$72,555 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,825
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 10.6%
Part time Undergrads 8.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144281 IPEDS survey data for Columbia College Chicago.

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